.

Dave Matthews Blames Rolling Stone For Ruining Twitter

May 19, 2009 1:48 PM ET

 

Followers of Dave Matthews' Twitter may have realized recently that the once-loquacious rocker doesn't seem to be updating his fans with 140-character posts anymore. Well, you can blame Rolling Stone for that. Matthews recently sat down with MTV's the Vault, and revealed that since he was tweeting from his phone, he was unaware how large a following his Twitter had attracted.

It wasn't until Rolling Stone's "Rock Stars on Twitter" article in our U2 issue that Matthews learned he wasn't the only famous rocker using the platform — and that posting things like "Do men wax their balls?" might get him teased. "They said something about me ... and idiot boy humor and I was like, hey, that's not the point of my Twitter," Matthews tells MTV. "I got paranoid when I found out all these people were paying attention to it."

"It's fun to throw random things into the world," Matthews told RS for our Twitter story. "Plus, it's nice for an ignorant dude like me to have access to that many people." Matthews filled his Twitter with observations like, "I wonder if snail farts smell if you're close enough to the snail's asshole to smell something so tiny?" and "I like to take fibre. I like liquid vitamens. Hello." Unfortunately, the fun stopped on April 30th, the date of his last Tweet, on the subject of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. The Rolling Stone Twitter, however, is still going strong.

Thankfully, Matthews will let his music speak for him when the Dave Matthews Band return with their new album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King on June 2nd. The band will also hit the road all summer long, including gigs at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival and the Austin City Limits fest.

Related Stories:

Dave Matthews Band Reveal "Big Whiskey" Track List, Cover Art
Dave Matthews Band Grab Gregg Allman, New Tunes for Tour Launch
Dave Matthews Band's "Funny The Way It Is" Available As Free Download

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com